Camp is open to boys and girls 9-18 years of age. Players are housed in modern, air-conditioned residence halls with choice of roommate, if applicable, or a camper of similar age. Commuters welcome. Campers under constant supervision, three nutritious all-you-can-eat meals a day.
Campers watch soccer videos in the evening (World Cup, European highlights, etc.) Numerous recreational activities are available, such as swimming, tennis, ping pong, video games and a soccer-tennis tourney. MVP and MIP trophies are awarded.
OTB features technical and tactical training and evening match-play. 1 to 14 coach/player ratio and a separate goalkeeper curriculum and training. Campers grouped according to age and/or ability - at least 1 year of playing experience is recommended.
Participants should have their own medical insurance. A medical information form will be sent to each participant's parent or guardian and should be brought to registration. A trainer is in attendance for all field sessions.
Check-in is 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. (A later check-in can be arranged with the camp director.) The first meal is dinner on Sunday; the last meal is dinner on Thursday. Commuters report at 9:00am and finish at 8:30pm each day except Sunday. Camp concludes with the closing ceremony, after the coaches vs. campers game Thursday evening.
We want all campers to have a fun, positive experience at OTB, we also want parents to feel confident that we are taking good care of their children. OTB camp staff and university residence hall staff are on call during the camp to ensure our younger players are supervised appropriately. Campers sleep in their own rooms and staff conduct periodic room checks. Younger campers are restricted to their own floors and television use is monitored to ensure viewing is age-appropriate. Younger campers are in their rooms at 11pm and lights-out/bed-check is at 11:30pm. Campers are not allowed off-campus, unless with a staff member or with prior permission. We ensure that campers are well behaved in the evenings and get the rest they need to benefit from the demanding curriculum during the day.
Goalkeepers work under the tutelage of a goalkeeper coach. The sessions focus on technical and tactical development. The goalkeeping curriculum dovetails with the field player's training. Players can opt to spend time training as a goalkeeper and time as a field player, with prior approval from the camp director. To get the full benefit of the training, however, we recommend focusing on one or the other. Goalkeepers join up with an appropriate age group for match play.
Prospective College Players
Older campers are placed in the elite boy's group or elite girl's group and coached by college coaches. Elite group campers are given an evaluation which indicates the college level at which they are capable of playing. 3-6 of each typical recruiting class at The University of Findlay participate in the elite camp. Elite campers are given an admissions presentation and take part in a college coaches forum which covers the recruitment process, academics, nutrition, strength and conditioning etc.
$480 per resident camper, $410 commuter camper. $100 deposit sent with the application. Balance paid at registration or full fee can be sent with application.
ONLY ONE OF THE ABOVE DISCOUNTS APPLIES.